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Cancer programme supports parkwalk promotion

By newtown.wales

3 months ago

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During October parkrun organisers are inviting Powys residents who don't wish to run the 5k distance, to walk it instead.

The offer and message that you can "walk it" is being supported by the Improving the Cancer Journey in Powys programme - a Macmillan funded programme - which is supporting people during their cancer journey. 

Each week someone involved in the programme will join parkwalk and be on hand to chat to people living with cancer either during or after the walk in the local Strand café. 

Nina Davies, Director of Social Services and Housing was first to join the walk on Saturday 1st October along with Liz Towns from the Bracken Trust who runs the course each week but who will walk it through the month.  Also planning to join are Councillor Sian Cox, Cabinet Member for Caring Powys and PAVO's local community connector Sharon Healey.

Register at:  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

Find out more at  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/

Dr Ruth Corbally, Lead Cancer GP for Powys said:

"A parkwalk promotion for October links perfectly with our Improving the Cancer Journey in Powys programme ethos, which is all about helping people living with cancer to access support, information and advice about what matters to them closer to home. For some people living with cancer, whether they are waiting for test results, about to go in for treatment or are at the end of their treatment pathway, a walk in the fresh air on a Saturday morning could be very positive and help improve their well-being."

Residents living with cancer can find out more about the support which is offered by the programme by visiting their website: https://www.powysrpb.org/icjpowys


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